update from Grandma Gregg
Please start preparing yourself for this Black Mt. Arizona BLM EA re: PZPing all the burros (plus apparently removing most of them also?). This article and (radio show) is FULL of misinformation that the BLM spews.
Article and radio show and link to EA are below and below that is the independent analysis of the BLM’s nine days aerial flight that only documented 72 burros and below that are some herd stats and information. You may recall that these are the same burros that the local board of supervisors said should be hunted.
In addition, per available data of 161 burros captured from Twin Peaks in 2010, 16% foaling rate was found but less than half lived to be yearling age (7%) and then after you factor in adult mortality that 7% increase would be even lower.
Below: Black Mt. Herd BLM Herd Stats show very high annual population increases and nowhere near the actual average burro annual increase as shown in Twin Peaks. You will especially notice the gigantic 45% increase which is a standard method BLM uses to exaggerate populations in order to acquire funding and justification for capture and removals (and now PZP also).
PS Video cameras (Go-Pro) have been around for many years and if the BLM wanted to prove the large populations they would use it … but they don’t because their population numbers are false.
|Black Mt Per Herd Stats|
|Burros Population Per BLM Herd Stats|
|Year (March 1st)||Black Mt Population||Increase /Decrease||% Change||Known Removals||Subtotal||Last Capture/Removal|